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(WFTV Orlando)   "Gator season ends Friday, but just in case you decide to go out and try to hunt one of the reptiles, here's how to do it"   (wftv.com) divider line 22
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2013-11-05 09:10:11 AM  
Go Vandy!!!
 
2013-11-05 09:10:34 AM  
Gator was a sequel.
 
2013-11-05 09:12:18 AM  
Hunters must hook an alligator on a restraining line and bring it up to the boat to kill it with a bang stick or a knife. They cannot shoot the gators from a distance.

Yeah...no thanks
 
2013-11-05 09:12:56 AM  
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-11-05 09:21:15 AM  
Gator is like rattlesnake - in that it's chewy like a boiled rubberband and offers more in texture than in flavor - but 'at least you can say you tried it' - type of thing.

/used to have 2 as pets back in the '70s
//didn't eat those ones
 
2013-11-05 09:21:27 AM  
If I still it, I would post a pic of a Florida State D-back crushing a UF running back.

With the caption, "How to catch a Gator"

/We want Bama
 
2013-11-05 09:23:23 AM  

SoupJohnB: If I still it, I would post a pic of a Florida State D-back crushing a UF running back.

With the caption, "How to catch a Gator"

/We want Bama


If I still "had it."  Need more coffee...
 
2013-11-05 09:25:22 AM  
My old man had a good time this gator hunting season. He got a 9-footer while out hunting with our neighbor during his first ever gator hunt; they went back out a few weeks later and bagged a second one of similar size. He's making a motor-cycle seat cover out of the first gator's hide; it's looking quite badass already, and he's not even done with it yet.

Much as I love to hunt, I don't think I'll ever join him. There's just something about harpooning a gator, dragging it to the boat, and trying to knife it in the brains that makes me go 'yeah, no...'
 
2013-11-05 09:31:49 AM  
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2013-11-05 09:32:55 AM  
FTA: Experts believe popular cable shows like "Swamp People" can encourage the wrong crowd. "As a guide, I see all kinds of silly things," said Waters. "It kind of puts the wrong image of what the public can legally come out here and do and what they can't."

Not really. Nothing the people on that show do is illegal in Louisiana where it's filmed. I can't remember off the top of my head, but I even believe the show states it is filmed in Louisiana during the opening sequence. If someone decides to go out hunting, without first checking the states respective laws, then they are dumb. It doesn't matter where or what they're hunting.
 
2013-11-05 09:33:50 AM  

Rizhail: My old man had a good time this gator hunting season. He got a 9-footer while out hunting with our neighbor during his first ever gator hunt; they went back out a few weeks later and bagged a second one of similar size. He's making a motor-cycle seat cover out of the first gator's hide; it's looking quite badass already, and he's not even done with it yet.

Much as I love to hunt, I don't think I'll ever join him. There's just something about harpooning a gator, dragging it to the boat, and trying to knife it in the brains that makes me go 'yeah, no...'


Doesn't he use the shotgun shell harpoon?  Kills quickly and efficiently.  One moment, the gator is sitting in a swamp, wondering about the pants that some guy is wearing and next thing he knows, Blam!  He's a motorcycle seat cover.

Tip o' the hat to Marisa Tomei
 
2013-11-05 09:34:08 AM  
The only place to go 'gator hunting here in Chicagoland is O'Hare Airport. Gonna pack up my hunting gear and head over there, let's see how this works out. Stay tuned, I might be on Fark later today.
 
2013-11-05 09:35:22 AM  
Gator season may be drawing to a close, but stupid is always in season. Happy hunting.
 
2013-11-05 09:39:16 AM  

Korzine: FTA: Experts believe popular cable shows like "Swamp People" can encourage the wrong crowd. "As a guide, I see all kinds of silly things," said Waters. "It kind of puts the wrong image of what the public can legally come out here and do and what they can't."

Not really. Nothing the people on that show do is illegal in Louisiana where it's filmed. I can't remember off the top of my head, but I even believe the show states it is filmed in Louisiana during the opening sequence. If someone decides to go out hunting, without first checking the states respective laws, then they are dumb. It doesn't matter where or what they're hunting.


Sorry , but we're talking about Florida here. I wouldn't be shocked if some locals decided to launch the alligators in to orbit while duck hunting on their custom ATV's.
 
2013-11-05 10:06:04 AM  
Rabbit season!
 
2013-11-05 10:10:05 AM  
I would only ever hunt gators with a video camera.

No, I'm not against killing gators. But, it would be well worth the extra money for a professional camera man if you are going to pay a guy to hunt gators for you. You might win big money on America's Dumbest Videos, which would be an added bonus.
 
2013-11-05 10:18:15 AM  
His daddy used him for alligator bait. Left arm gone clean up to the elbow.
 
2013-11-05 10:25:11 AM  
You're wrong subby, it will be after Nov. 30th.

www.tampanoles.com
/go Noles!
 
2013-11-05 10:28:26 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Rizhail: My old man had a good time this gator hunting season. He got a 9-footer while out hunting with our neighbor during his first ever gator hunt; they went back out a few weeks later and bagged a second one of similar size. He's making a motor-cycle seat cover out of the first gator's hide; it's looking quite badass already, and he's not even done with it yet.

Much as I love to hunt, I don't think I'll ever join him. There's just something about harpooning a gator, dragging it to the boat, and trying to knife it in the brains that makes me go 'yeah, no...'

Doesn't he use the shotgun shell harpoon?  Kills quickly and efficiently.  One moment, the gator is sitting in a swamp, wondering about the pants that some guy is wearing and next thing he knows, Blam!  He's a motorcycle seat cover.

Tip o' the hat to Marisa Tomei


Bumpsticks (the aforementioned shotgun-shell-on-a-stick) are nice and all, but they rarely actually kill the gator. Gator hides are thick and the bastards are tough, and shotgun shells aren't really meant to be used in that way, resulting in the shot typically stunning, but not killing, the gator. And the last thing you want is to find out the gator is alive and well as you drag him into a boat or onto shore. Most of the gator hunters who use bumpsticks will still knife the gator, just in case.

And honestly, it's not quite as dangerous as it all sounds. The initial harpoon is designed such that, once you stick the bastard, the harpoon head comes loose and sticks in while the shaft slides down the rope to the other end and acts as a drag. You let the gator wear itself out trying to get away, then pull the lethargic bugger to the surface for the bangsticking/knifing. Still not something I'd want to try; knowing my luck, I'd get the gator who likes to play opossum.
 
2013-11-05 10:46:20 AM  

PsyLord: You're wrong subby, it will be after Nov. 30th.

[www.tampanoles.com image 768x604]
/go Noles!


What YOU said!
 
2013-11-05 10:11:52 PM  

Oh, hi there.


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2013-11-06 02:29:53 PM  

PsyLord: You're wrong subby, it will be after Nov. 30th.

[www.tampanoles.com image 768x604]
/go Noles!


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